Clinical Peels

Youth Lab delivers the widest range of advanced clinical peels to target every skin concern. We use only the highest quality ingredients and blends of transformative acids, enzymes and botanicals to deliver outstanding results for all skin types.

Suitable for

All skin conditions and concerns for radiant and healthy skin


From $189, see FAQs below for additional information


Peel dependent, from 1 to 5 days


Maintenance treatments recommended


30 to 45 minutes

Pregnancy Safe?

Yes (please note peels containing retinol or salicylic acid are not suitable)

clinical peels being applied to treat skin condition
Clinical peels can be used to treat all skin conditions. Common conditions include acne, sun damage, pigmentation, textural changes and ageing whilst optimising skin health and function.

Peels are also the perfect add on to other procedures to enhance results. Our team of Dermal Therapists can combine clinical peels with other therapies to offer a bespoke and personalised treatment for our clients.

Clinical peels work to break down proteins within the skin and result in exfoliation of superficial skin cells. They remove damaged or abnormal cells in order to replace them with healthy and more organized cells.

Through the stimulation of inflammation deeper in the skin chemical peels can also stimulate new collagen formation resulting in thicker, healthier skin.

Chemical peels, or Clinical Peels can treat a number of common skin concerns as well as maintain the health and balance of the skin when used on a regular basis. A course of personalised peels will deliver optimal outcomes. 

The most common indications for clinical peels are:

  • Ageing and sun damage
  • Acne and congestion
  • Acne scarring
  • Pigmentation
  • Uneven skin tone and texture
  • Redness and rosacea
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Melasma (hormonal pigmentation)
chemical peel being applied to treat skin condition
We recommend skin preparation prior to undergoing a course of clinical peels.

By doing this it increases the speed of skin healing, encourages a uniform and even penetration of the peel. It also decreases the risk of any side effects and helps the skin get ready for a longer term maintenance regime.

Skin preparation may include simple home care products such as Vitamin A and low dose hydroxyl acids. 

clinical peel application
Our Dermal Therapists use a variety of chemical peeling agents and there is no set regime for each concern.

We tailor a treatment program to each individual client which may involve the use of different peels, a combination of peel types per session. Our therapists will use differing concentrations and strengths based on your concerns, down time and response to treatment.

There are three main types of chemical peels categorized according to the depth of treatment – superficial, medium and deep chemical peels. The most common peels are superficial and medium. Deep chemical peels are performed only by a doctor.






What Peels Do You Offer?

Pomegranate Peel

An antioxidant peel specially designed to even out the top layers of the skin with a mild exfoliate while potent antioxidants prevent free radical damage. The pomegranate peel is mild enough to use in pregnancy and breastfeeding.  

Skin Perfecting Peel

The incredible Skin Perfecting Peel is formulated as a unique peeling option for all skin types, including those with ageing, discoloured, breakout prone and sensitive skin.

This gentle alpha hydroxy acid solution will improve surface texture and fine lines, promote even skin tone and refine pores. It is a multi-faceted, skin brightening treatment and excellent option for sensitive skin and higher fitzpatrick skin types.

Deep Sea Peel

A potent ‘herbal’ non-acid peel, the deep sea peel is plant and herb based. Stimulating significant cell turnover and depositing rich vitamins and minerals, this peel results in smoother, denser more hydrated skin. The peel also works well for treatment of fine lines, wrinkles, photodamage and mildly problematic skin.   

Essential Peptide Peel

Manage the visible signs of aging with a blend of potent peptide and stem cell technology to reveal smoother, younger-looking skin.

This gentle, metabolic treatment offers exfoliation with Lactic Acid and Retinol to help reduce the look of aging skin and to help unveil a brighter and softer complexion. With the addition of Raspberry Oil, which is known to naturally absorb UV radiation, this treatment also helps protect the skin from future damage post treatment.

Purity Peel

A gentle epidermal treatment that decongests pores for clearer, healthier looking skin. Perfect for oily and blemish prone skin.

D-Tox Peel

For treating problem skin, enlarged pores, detoxifying and calming. AGP complex, salicylic acid for increasing cell turnover and decongesting the pores, and a combination of alpha hydroxy acids to gently exfoliate and soften the skin. 

Glycolic / Lactic / Mandelic Peels 

Glycolic, Lactic and Mandelic peels are suitable for most skin types and perfect for gentle skin rejuvenation without any down time. They will exfoliate the skin whilst also retaining hydration levels.

These peels can be used to treat congestion, mild acne, sun damage, and mild pigmentation resulting in an overall youthful and glowing appearance.

Retinol A-Zyme Peel

The A-zyme peel contains potent anti ageing ingredient Retinol. This ingredient improves collagen production, skin structure and reduction in sebum production, and bromelain for its anti-inflammatory properties.

The A-zyme peel works to refresh, hydrate and plump the skin with minimal down time. The peel can improve all skin types and treat mild acne and sun damage and result in smoother, more refined skin.

Timeless Retinol Peel

The Timeless Peel contains the anti ageing ingredient vitamin A combined with hydrating lactic acid and works to deeply stimulate the skin to visibly reduce the signs of ageing.

The peel works to improve pigmentation, decrease congestion, and improve skin tone and texture. It achieves this by increasing cell turnover and collagen production. Regular peels result in long lasting effects and slow down the skin ageing process.

Benefit Brightening Peel

This is a gentle, all purpose peel which resurfaces and corrects the skin. This peel is a combination of powerful anti-ageing ingredients such as vitamin C, vitamin A and salicylic acid and is packed with antioxidants to help protect the skin.

The peel is perfect for improving skin tone and texture resulting in an instantly clearer and brighter complexion. The peel increases skin hydration, reduces congestion and smooths the complexion for a perfect pick me up with minimal down time.

Jessner’s Peel

Jessner’s peels are stronger than AHA/BHA peels and are recommended for those with oily, acne prone skin, congestion, enlarged pores.

Jessner peels are also used for the improvement of signs of ageing such as fine lines and sun damage. The main ingredient in a Jessner’s peel is salicylic acid which penetrates deeply to remove sebum and oil and exfoliate dead skin cells.

The end result is smoother, less congested skin with a decreased appearance of pores, pigmentation and fine lines.

TCA Peel

TCA peels are perfect for improving sun damage, signs of ageing and to minimise pigmentation. TCA stands for trichloroacetic acid which is a mild resurfacing agent.

The peel depth can be changed according to the skin condition and desired outcome. The end result is minimised pigmentation, a decrease in wrinkles and lines and a stimulation of new healthy collagen to result in a youthful and vibrant look.

What does the treatment involve?

After a full consultation with our Dermal Therapist a treatment plan will be established. This will determine the correct type and depth of chemical peel and the appropriate intervals between treatments.

Initially you will go home with a skin preparation regime of appropriate home care products to prepare and prime your skin for the procedure.

It is important to avoid sun exposure, tanning, exfoliation and non-prescribed skin care products before the treatment as this may affect the end result and result in unwanted side effects. By adhering to the pre-treatment skin preparation your results will be optimised with a lower risk of any side effects and downtime.

On the day of treatment your face will be cleansed and the peeling solution applied. Depending on the type of peel this will be left on for a set amount of time and either neutralized or washed off soon after. In some cases the peel may remain on your face and you will leave the clinic with the peel still on.

Clinical Peels are generally not painful and many people simply feel a slight tingling and stinging sensation afterwards. In cases of deeper and stronger chemical peels the discomfort is a little bit more and a fan is used to cool the face during treatment. Following the treatment you will feel some slight tingling and the skin will look red and flushed.

The procedure can be performed as part of a package of different dermal treatments including BBL and skin needling or as a stand alone treatment on the day.

How long do results last?

Skin improvements are subtle and results will be enhanced by completing the recommended course of treatments. Many find that after one treatment the skin has a healthier glow, with a reduction in pore size, acne and fine lines with a more even texture and tone.

The expected results for each particular type of chemical peel will be discussed during your consultation and treatment plan. Ongoing maintenance with home care products and regular treatments are essential to ensure long lasting results and healthy skin.

What happens after my treatment?

After a treatment your face will feel slightly red and irritated.

After 3-5 days there may be some mild skin shedding and peeling. This depends on the strength and depth of the peel and can range from almost nothing with a superficial lactic peel to 5 days of shedding with a Jessner’s or TCA peel. In cases of deeper peels your skin can appear pink for a few months after treatment.

The downtime is minimal and aside from visible skin peeling many go back to work the following day. The down time for your particular course of chemical peels will be explained fully at your consultation.

It is important to follow your aftercare instructions and not to pick at any peeling. This can increase the risk of complications such as scarring and infection. Protecting your skin from the sun and avoiding any active home care products (such as vitamin A) is important as the skin is healing after the procedure.

What are the risks of treatment?

Medical grade clinical peels have minimal side effects.

Medium and deep chemical peels are associated with more down time and possible side effects and some of these peels can only be performed by a doctor. Depending on the chemical peel course determined for you, the possible risks and side effects will be explained.

For any discomfort after the procedure we advise simple pain relief, cool packs and gels and frequent application of a broad spectrum SPF.

As clinical peels cause a mild exfoliation the risks are minimal. In some cases, abnormal pigmentation can occur such as post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. This can be minimized by avoiding the sun after your treatment, wearing broad spectrum SPF and if needed can be treated by prescription lightening creams.

Picking and scratching at peeling skin after the treatment can also result in infection and scarring so it is important to leave the skin alone and trust in the healing process.

What are the costs?

The strength and type of medical grade chemical peel will be determined following consultation and after a full treatment plan has been established. We take the time to find out what your concerns are and tailor the right peel for your skin.

We have a wide variety of peels of different strengths and ingredients and peels are often mixed and modified to suit your skin type.

A guide on our prices is below:

  • Mesoesthetic and Ultraceuticals Lactic/Salicylic/Mandelic based peel FROM $189
  • Mesoesthetic Modified Jessners Peel $279
  • Cosmedix Pomegranate Peel $189
  • Cosmedix Benefit Brightening Peel $279
  • Cosmedix D-Tox Peel $279
  • Cosmedix Deep Sea Peel $399
  • Cosmedix Timeless Retinol Peel $279
  • PCA Skin Perfecting Peel $189
  • PCA Hydroquinone Free (Modified Jessners) $319
  • PCA Enzyme Peel $189
  • Ultraceuticals Retinol A-Zyme Peel $279
  • High Strength Medical Grade Jessner’s/TCA peel from $399
  • Dermaceutic TCA 15-18% Peel from $399
  • Dermaceutic TCA Eye/Tear Trough Rejuvenation $329
  • Cosmo Peel High Strength PCA (includes $285 of preparation and recovery products as well as a complimentary Healite II LED treatment) $899
  • Acne peel from $279


  • Add HEALITE II LED Light Therapy $60 (save $40)
  • Add Peptide or Hyaluronic Acid Mask $60

Buy three peels and get one free. This is only applicable for the same kind of peel, and excludes the Cosmo Peel High Strength.

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